Metabolic syndrome describes the combined effect of abdominal obesity, high glucose, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Over a five to ten year period, these factors double the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and quintuple the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle factors, such as a poor diet and physical inactivity are common causes,
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Thoughts from a registered nutritionist By Lara Baudains BSc MSc ANutr We’ve all heard the age-old maxim: “prevention is better than cure” – advice that comes into its own when talking about health. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data, obesity rates worldwide have increased threefold since 1975, with more than 340 million children (5-19 years)
Blog #MendTheVend 11th May 2018 Author Dr. Eilish Yarham When you close your eyes and picture a vending machine what is it you see first? Is it a packet of crisps? A chocolate bar? How about the fizzy drinks? We’re guessing the overall image is something like this: Vending machines are everywhere; schools, train stations,
Roasted Veggie Curry Check out this recipe for some weekday dinner inspiration! By The Doc Who Cooks (@thedocwhocooks) You can’t go wrong with a good curry. Especially one that’s homemade, using simple ingredients, full of colour and flavour. A lot of people fear making a curry, thinking it would be way too complicated to prepare from
BLOG Combating Childhood Obesity April 23rd, 2018 Author Dr Eilish Yarham Dr Venita Patel is a Community Paediatrician with extra training in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine and lead doctor for Childhood Nutrition and Obesity, as part of the Evelina Hospital. She talked to us about her work to help combat the obesity epidemic. “Childhood obesity
Blog A sustainable supply of economically sensible food, that people are able to cook 23rd April 2018 Author Dr. Jessicarr Moorhouse An interview with Dr Alan Gilman, a GP in Greater Manchester, about nutrition and lifestyle medicine in deprived communities. The promotion of nutrition and lifestyle medicine has never been more important. The rise in lifestyle-related
Sitting less and moving more… Author Jessicarr Moorehouse In western society, the necessity to move is diminishing and it is increasingly easy to be more sedentary. No longer is walking required as a means of transport, in most cases school and work life revolves around a desk and communication with friends and family is now
Tired and hungry? Here’s why… Author Jessicarr Moorehouse Sleep disturbance is common and many individuals experience either inadequate duration or quality of sleep. For some, this is associated with increased appetite, food cravings and consumption of high calorie foods. Why is this? Sleep disturbance causes the body to switch to an orexigenic state, which correlates
Feeding the gut microbiome, eat the rainbow! Author Jessicarr Moorehouse The human intestine is not only essential for food digestion and absorption, it is also home to the gut microbiome. Sometimes referred to as ‘friendly bacteria’, this is a colony of micro-organisms, which is initially acquired at birth and continues to flourish throughout life. The
Teaching medical students to cook Author Dr Jessicarr Moorhouse In July 2018, Culinary Medicine UK will be collaborating with Bristol Medical School to launch the first culinary medicine course for medical students in the UK. The scheme is headed up by Dr Rupy Aujla, an NHS GP, lifestyle medicine enthusiast, and founder of The Doctors
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